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Good morning. If she poses any threat to the safety of you or the other occupants or to the property, you can get a restraining order against her to force her out while the eviction process runs its course.
But, unfortunately, you do need to go through the formal process. Even though without a lease andif a person is intended to be just a guest, after that person has been inoccupancy for more than a couple of weeks, that person becomes an "atwill" tenant even though paying nothing. Such a tenant is deemed to be a month to month tenant. As such, theowner can terminate the tenancy by giving written notice of at least 30 days.If the tenant does not leave voluntarily, under Texas law, the owner will thenneed to give a 3-Day Notice to Quit...meaning the tenant must vacate thepremises within that period or face formal eviction. Then, if the tenant stillhas not left, the owner must file a petition for an eviction order. Once thatis granted...the owner can have the sheriff evict. Unfortunately, what theowner cannot legally do is move the tenant's stuff out, change the locks, ortake any other means of "self-help" eviction prior to obtaining theeviction order.
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I can understand your frustration here, but the most prudent thing you can do at this point is to start the process by giving the termination notice. I would also make sure you are never alone with her so as to give rise to any bogus claim. You might want to install nanny cams in your home to record to a computer so you have documentation that nothing occurred. And, if she threatens you or the property, get the restraining order. The important thing is to start the process to get the timeline running.
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